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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 119788305 Event: 05/29/1996Firefighter'S Foot Burned In Battling Residential Fire
Employee #1, a firefighter, was battling a three-story residential fire. At the time of the accident, firefighters were deployed on the second and third floors. Employee #1 was in the nozzle position on fire attack, advancing across the third floor, when he stepped through substandard flooring to his crotch. His boot filled with burning embers, causing second- and third-degree burns on the top of his right foot. Department policies were followed in the fire attack and Employee #1 was wearing personal protection equipment.
Keywords: burn, firefighter, fire, fall, foot
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119788305 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations

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